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Foxtrott – Shaky Hands

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.

Her latest track ‘Shaky Hands’ has addictive hooks and vocals with attitude. We caught up with FOXTROTT for a little chat:

You are a self-taught producer and musician. How did this come about?

I received classical musical training as a child, piano and violin, but realized, as a young teenager, that this environment was not for me. I started messing around secretly in my bedroom with an old version of cubase and learned the whole thing by myself. That was before youtube tutorials even existed! Took me 2 weeks to make one sound, and it just went from there. When I realized I could make entire tracks on my own, write all the parts, make all the sounds, I was in heaven! Then, I just kept of exploring, working hard and finding my own sound and voice.

Describe the FOXTROTT sound in three words.

Warm – Phat – Melodic

You are gearing up for the release of your debut album, ‘A Taller Us’. How have you found the process of producing it?

Making a whole record on your own is a lot of work but really satisfying! When I listened to the masters, I couldn’t believe that I made it, which was really fulfilling. It was also a very healing process, since I explored some deep and personal themes. I see this record like almost a journal from my young adulthood.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

I don’t like to talk about “influences” because I really find inspiration anywhere. Food, art, feelings… Musically, I am attracted to anything that has soul, that comes from a place that’s real. In whatever style or branch, you can really sense when it’s the case.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

I’ve been listening to The Internet‘s last record a lot lately! It’s really good. I also really like Little Simz, I’ve been following her for a while now and am always amazed.

The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.

Sounds like: Kate Boy, Dena, Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who, Gems, The Magnettes, Rudimental, Jungle, Little Dragon, Björk

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Billy Who – Blue Black Water

Billy Who

Billy Who

Billy Who is a music duo from Stockholm in Sweden formed in 2014.

Their latest track is called Blue Black Water. It is a late-summer-song about the summer’s last night swim with a distinct 80’s pop vibe.

Sounds like: GEMS, Maala, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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Foxtrott – Driven

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of Marie-Helene Delorme; a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from Montreal.

Originally releasing remixes and supplying beats for other local talents, she broke cover as FOXTROTT with her 2012 debut, ‘Shields’, an emotionally arresting three-track EP.

“I was making a lot of beats and stuff, but I needed to express something deeper…My goal was to find the perfect balance between rhythms and frequencies, the production style that I wanted to put forward, and lyrics and emotional presence expressed by the voice. It was a big challenge I set myself”.

Watch below the wicked video for new track ‘Driven’:

The debut album, ‘A Taller Us’ is set for release on 6 November via One Little Indian.

Sounds like: Karen O, Ben Khan, Her, Billy Who

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MAALA – Touch

MAALA

MAALA

With no bio and only 100 followers on Soundcloud, little is known about New Zealander native, MAALA.

His debut track, ‘Touch’, is synth-heavy with grind-worthy vocals.

Definitely one to watch.

Sounds like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Active Child, Ben Khan, Bastille, Fyfe, Josef Salvat, The Kite String Tangle, Billy Who

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Billy Who – My Heart Will Mend

Billy Who

Billy Who

We are still none the wiser about Swedish outfit Billy Who, after receiving an email from them simply enclosing a link to their new track ‘My Heart Will Mend’. We have an inkling that they enjoy playing with their anonymity, but despite this we are still anticipating big things from the duo in 2015.

‘My Heart Will Mend’ is a slow and steady electronic track with mesmerising tribaltropica tones.

Sounds like: Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Oh My O

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Billy Who – Just A Memory

Billy Who - Just A Memory

Billy Who – Just A Memory

Billy Who is Olivia Sandell and Eric Ahlqvist. The two musicians are also part of Swedish outfit Oh My O.

Debut track ‘Just A Memory’ combines Sandell’s soft and meaningful vocals over glacial synths and tropical beats.

We don’t know much else about the duo, but are expecting big things in 2015.

Sounds like: Oh My O, Claire, Mons Montis, Ballet School, Ji Nilsson, Susanne Sundfør, Lykke Li, Death Rattle

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